Penn State board calls off special meeting

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October 30, 2013 3:36:46 PM PDT
Penn State University trustees have called off a Friday meeting at which they were expected to vote on a new president.

The board said in a legal notice published Wednesday that the purpose of the special meeting was to consider the resolution of a personnel matter. The board's website says it is responsible for only one position at the university - the presidency.

In abruptly postponing the meeting indefinitely Wednesday afternoon, the board said the action was necessary to allow further consideration of the matter.

The board also scrubbed a private executive session of the trustees on Thursday night, but still plans to meet in a closed session Friday morning.

President Rodney Erickson has said he plans to retire by June 30.